Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram

The Kanakakkunnu Palace was constructed during the time of the Travancore King, His Highness Sree Moolam Tirunal (1885-19240).

The Kanakakkunnu Palace stands on the crest of a small hill surrounded will meadows and groves. Situated 800 meter NE of the Napier Museum on top of a hill Kanakakkunnu Palace is where the Travancore royal family once entertained their guests.

Now it belongs to the State Government. Today the palace and it’s sprawling grounds are the venue for many cultural meets and programmes. An all India Dance Festival (October to March) is organised by the Department of Tourism every year. During this period the classical Indian Dance Performances are conducted every day.

The Nishagandhi open-air auditorium and the newly constructed Sooryakanthy auditorium in the Palace compound are the usual venues for various cultural events.

Contact number: +91 471 2314615

Best Season: Ideal Time to Visit Thiruvananthapuram: October to March

Getting there

Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is about 3 km away.

Trivandrum International Airport is 5 km away.

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